A Guide to the 1963 Danville (Va.) Civil Rights Case Files, 1963-1973 1963 Civil Rights Case Files, Danville (Va.), 1963-1973 38099

A Guide to the 1963 Danville (Va.) Civil Rights Case Files, 1963-1973

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Accession Number 38099


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Accession number
38099
Title
1963 Danville (Va.) Civil Rights Case Files, 1963-1973
Physical Characteristics
5 microfilm reels and 39 compact discs
Physical Location
Miscellaneous Reels 2325-2329
Language
English

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1963 Danville (Va.) Civil Rights Case Files, 1963-1973. Accession 38099, Local Government Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Lent for microfilming and digital duplication by Danville, Virginia Circuit Court, 17 August 1999.


Historical Information

The summer of 1963 witnessed a wave of civil rights demonstrations throughout the nation. In Danville, Virginia, the leaders of the Danville Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), inspired by events in Birmingham, Alabama, organized a series of protests of their own. Rev. Lawrence G. Campbell, Rev. Alexander I. Dunlap, Julius E. Adams, and Arthur Pinchback, believing that the Danville NAACP under the leadership of Doyle Thomas was too conservative, had founded the Danville SCLC in 1960. These men, along with Rev. Lendall W. Chase, president of the Danville SCLC, took the lead in promoting civil rights in Danville, a city deep in Virginia's black belt and strong in segregationist sentiment.

Throughout 1962, they repeatedly appeared before the Danville City Council to demand black representation on the boards of city agencies and the end of segregation. In August 1962, Campbell, Dunlap, Adams, and Chase signed the Danville Omnibus Integration Suit, filed in federal court, that called for the integration of Danville's hospitals, schools, cemeteries, public buildings, public housing projects, teaching assignments, and city employment opportunities. On January 1, 1963, Dunlap, Chase, Campbell, Adams, and Pinchback were arrested at a segregated Howard Johnson restaurant for trespassing after refusing to leave when the manager asked them to do so. In March, Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at a meeting of the Danville SCLC.

On May 31, the Danville civil rights demonstrations began peacefully and ended without incident. Police did not make any arrests and the local press ignored the demonstration. The majority of the demonstrators were teenagers led by Thurman Echols and Ezell Barksdale. On June 5, the demonstrations became more unruly as the participants impeded traffic by sitting down on a main street. Judge Archibald M. Aiken, judge of the Danville Corporation Court, was summoned by police to the scene and commanded the demonstrators to disperse. The demonstrators, however, refused, prompting Aiken to issue a temporary injunction the next day that ordered the demonstrators to desist from, among other things, assembling in an unlawful manner, interfering with traffic and business, obstructing entrances to businesses and public buildings, participating and inciting mob violence, and using loud language that disrupts the peace. The injunction, made permanent a few weeks later, formed the basis for many of the arrests made that summer.

In addition to the injunction, Danville used other methods to quell the demonstrations. A special grand jury, convened by Aiken, indicted the demonstration leaders on June 7 under a slavery-era law called "John Brown's Law" that made inciting "the colored population to acts of violence or war against the white population" illegal. In mid-June and early July, the Danville city council, under the leadership of councilman John W. Carter, an attorney and staunch segregationist, adopted two ordinances designed to limit the demonstrations. One limited the size, place, and time of demonstrations and the other required a permit to parade.

Despite Aiken's and the city council's attempts, the demonstrations continued. Civil rights activists from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), including field secretaries Bob Zellner, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Avon Rollins, and Daniel Foss of SNCC, and Bruce Baines and Claudia Edwards of CORE arrived in Danville to participate in the demonstrations. Civil rights lawyers affiliated with the National Lawyer's Guild and the NAACP, including William M. Kunstler, Dean Robb, Nathan Conyers, and Samuel W. Tuckers, also arrived in Danville to help represent the demonstrators. On June 10, after a full day of protests, the police, with nightsticks and fire hoses, attacked the demonstrators picketing the city jail. Forty-seven of the fifty demonstrators required medical attention.

The demonstrations continued, however, and by mid-July over 250 people had been arrested on charges of contempt, trespassing, disorderly conduct, assault, parading without a permit, and resisting arrest. Parents were arrested when they went to the jail to post bail for their children for contributing to the delinquency of a minor by not providing adequate supervision.

The defense lawyers, including Len W. Holt, Ruth L. Harvey, Jerry Williams, and Harry I. Wood, in addition to those from the National Lawyer's Guild and the NAACP, attempted to remove the cases from the corporation court to federal court, but to no avail. Each defendant demanded an individual trial causing the corporation court's dockets to be filled to such an extent that cases separate from the demonstrations could not be heard. The prosecutor requested a change of venue to alleviate the crowded docket and Aiken transferred about 124 cases to other courts throughout Virginia.

The defense lawyers again sought an order from the federal courts to stay all arrests, trials, and other proceedings for violation of the injunction and city ordinance. On August 8, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals halted these trails pending the outcome of the appeals. Judge Aiken, however, continued hearing the cases for disorderly conduct, parading without a permit, resisting arrest, and trespassing. He generally sentenced the guilty parties to two to five days in jail and a fine, suspending execution of the sentences pending an appeal. In September, defense counsel agreed to consolidate the cases and Aiken rescinded his orders for change of venue.

By mid-August, the demonstrations had largely waned due to Danville's unwillingness to yield to the protests. A year later, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal dissolved the injunction, but, by a 3-2 margin and with a strong dissent, declared Aiken's injunction constitutional. Moreover, the cases were remanded to the corporation court where the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals could hear the necessary appeals. The United States Supreme Court upheld the decision by a five-four margin.

In December 1966, Judge Aiken resumed the trials of those who violated his injunction. The trials proceeded quickly. Aiken did not find all the defendants guilty and dismissed some cases for lack of evidence. The usual sentence was eight days in jail and a fine of twenty dollars. The demonstration leaders received the stiffest penalties with Rev. Lawrence G. Campbell receiving the worst, being sentenced 250 days in jail and a $2,500 fine.

In early 1967, the Virginia Supreme Court began deciding the first of the appeals from the Danville Corporation Court. In Thomas v. City of Danville, the Court ruled Judge Aiken's injunction constitutional. In York v. City of Danville, they ruled that a parade can be subject to "reasonable and nondiscriminatory regulation," but that the city's time requirement for applying for a permit was too harsh. In 1970, the Court ruled in Rollins v. Commonwealth that the state must prove that a defendant not named in the injunction had knowledge of the injunction before violating its orders. In January 1973, the Supreme Court of Appeals heard the last of the cases associated with the demonstrations and requested that the Commonwealth's Attorney for Danville review the cases under appeal in light of the court's previous rulings. As a result, the Court overturned the convictions of almost 270 people. However, the Court upheld the convictions of those named in the injunction and for trespassing, obstructing traffic, and illegal picketing.

On February 9, 1973, the court proceedings involving the Danville demonstrations of 1963 came to end. Judge Glynn R. Phillips, Jr. of Clintwood was assigned to hear the defense motion to suspend the jail sentences and fines of those whose convictions had been upheld. Judge Aiken had died in 1971 and the new Danville Corporation Court judge had disqualified himself. Against the prosecutor's objections, Judge Phillips suspended the jail sentences on condition of good behavior for two years, but ordered payment of fines that totaled more than $5,000.

Scope and Content Information

The collection spans the years 1963-1973 and consists of court papers and legal files relating to the 1963 civil rights demonstrations in Danville. These files include bills of particulars, bond records, correspondence, court dockets, court orders, dictabelts, evidence, judgments, petitions, photographs, receipts, subpoenas, and transcripts of testimony that document the legal aspects of the demonstrations from the Danville Corporation Court to the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Organization

Organized into the following thirteen series: I. Individual Case Files, A-Z; II. Howard Johnson Trespassing Case, 1963 January 1; III. Correspondence; IV. Corporation Court Dockets; V. Court Orders; VI. Evidence; VII. Notes; VIII. Petitions; IX. Receipts; X. Special Grand Jury; XI. Transcripts; XII. Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals; XIII. Dictabelt Records.

Contents List

Series I: Individual Case Files, A-Z
Misc. Reels: 2325-2327

Consists of the individual files of persons arrested during the civil rights demonstrations of 1963. Files include bills of particulars, bond records, judgments, receipts and subpoenas. The files of juveniles arrested include biographical information, including age, education, prior arrests, and family history. The 253 folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

  • Adams, David
  • Adams, Julius E.
  • Adams, Randy
  • Avery, Annie Pearl
  • Banks, Clyde L.
  • Baines, Bruce
  • Barksdale, Ezell
  • Barton, Carolyn Sue
  • Barton, Georgia Jane
  • Beavers, Evelyn Holt
  • Beavers, Hattie M.
  • Bethel, Mabel Elizabeth
  • Boone, Percy Bradford
  • Bowe, Clarence Lewis
  • Bradshaw, Lendbury
  • Brown, Harrison, Jr.
  • Brown, Luther Alfred
  • Bruce, Everett, Jr.
  • Bruce, James Vondell
  • Burrell, Sylvester
  • Bethel, Irvin Chris
  • Cain, Rosa Marie
  • Caldwell, Owen Calvin, Jr.
  • Campbell, Lawrence G.
  • Canada, Herman
  • Canada William Burrell, Jr.
  • Cardwell, Barbara
  • Carter, Cynthia Ann
  • Carter, Hazel Phyllis
  • Chaney, Claudia Anne
  • Chaney, Connie Lavonne
  • Chappelle, Herman Joseph
  • Chase, Elnora Elizabeth
  • Chase, Lendall Warren
  • Chase, Patricia Glendora
  • Clark, Lelia Virginia
  • Cobb, James, Jr.
  • Coleman, Edith Mary
  • Coleman, James Edward
  • Coleman, John Roland
  • Coleman, Lawrence
  • Coleman, Margaret Lee
  • Coleman, Marion Johnson
  • Coleman, Silas
  • Cooke, Veronica Lane
  • Crews, Gilda Patricia
  • Crews, Mary Helen
  • Cunningham, John Thomas
  • Davis, David Lea
  • Davis, Elizabeth
  • Davis, Geneva Rogers
  • Davis, Harvey, Jr.
  • Davis, John Lewis
  • Davis, Lizzie Spivey
  • Davis, Mary McAglean
  • Davis, Othia
  • Dawson, Cynthia Anne
  • Denson, Nelly
  • Deshazo, Joyce Ann Lewis
  • Dixon, Betty Woods
  • Dixon, James, Jr.
  • Dodson, Ellis Newton
  • Donaldson, Ivanhoe Gaylord
  • Dunlap, Alexander I.
  • Echols, Charlies Henry
  • Echols, Thelma Farmer
  • Edwards, Claudia Jean
  • Elder, Audrey Jean
  • Ferguson, Bobby Lee
  • Ferguson, Ernest David
  • Ferguson, Mildred Luck
  • Ferrell, Lena Emmerson
  • Flemings, Mamie Lee
  • Foss, Daniel Aaron
  • Freeman, Ardelia
  • Gales, Dorothy
  • Gales, George Thomas
  • Gant, Frank Harrison
  • General, Samuel Lawrence
  • Giles, Gladys Virginia
  • Giles, Samuel Wash
  • Glass, Abraham
  • Glass, Archie
  • Glass, Lorraine
  • Glass, Joylette
  • Glass, Thomas Lee, Jr.
  • Graves, Carol Delores
  • Graves, Hubert
  • Graves, Mabel
  • Goodwin, Richard Drummond
  • Graves, Sylvester
  • Hairston, Annie Mae Lewis
  • Hairston, Charles, Jr.
  • Hairston, Ennis
  • Hairston, Geraldine
  • Hairston, Jesse
  • Hairston, Joseph Benjamin
  • Hairston, Leatrice Ann
  • Hairston, Penny Jean
  • Hairston, Ralph
  • Hall, Isiah
  • Hamlett, Jimmie
  • Hankins, Laverne
  • Harper, Gladys Marie
  • Harper, Sallie Mae
  • Harris, Gertie Williams
  • Harris, Ola Mae Cunningham
  • Harvest, Joe
  • Hatchett, Joseph Kenneth
  • Hiett, Sallie N.
  • Hemphill, Robert, Jr.
  • Hodnett, Cherly Elaine
  • Hoffman, Ronald Leon
  • Holland, Wilma Ann
  • Holloway, Brenda
  • Holloway, Ruby Spraggins Wyllie
  • Holt, Buford Glendale
  • Holt, Grover Cleveland
  • Holt, Leonard Winston
  • Holt, Thomas Cleveland
  • Howard, Violet
  • Hubbard, Lillie Echols
  • Hughes, James Bernard
  • Hughes, Roberta
  • Hughes, Shirley Junior
  • Ingram, William Haywood
  • Jefferies, Iradell Graves
  • Jennings, Maggie Lou
  • Johns, Patricia Ann
  • Johnson, Annie Mae
  • Jones, Hortense
  • Jones, Matthew A.
  • Karro, Anne Elliot
  • Kennedy, Penny
  • Kennedy, Sarah Mildred
  • Lancaster, Leslie Wisner
  • Lanier, Willie Terry
  • Lewis, Harry Michael
  • Lewis, Kenneth Lisberg
  • Lewis, Robert James
  • Lewis, Sylvia Ruth
  • Lindsey, Celester
  • Logan, Howard Lee
  • Logan, Orlando
  • Logan, Sally
  • Lumpkin, Dollie J.
  • Lumpkin, John Thomas
  • Lumpkin, Otha Frank
  • Lynn, Edna Rose Irby
  • Mabin, Margie
  • Mason, Charlie Henry
  • Mason, Melvin
  • Mason, Myrtle
  • McCain, Daniel
  • McGhee, Evelyn Gray
  • McGhee, George Washington
  • McGhee, Hildreth Glennell
  • McKissick, Lawrence Hance
  • Middlebrook, Harold
  • Mingo, Stuart
  • Moore, Dorothy
  • Moore, Julia Ferguson
  • Moore, Roneatha
  • Morrison, Adell
  • Morton, Marilyn
  • Morton, Robert Lee
  • Murrell, Melba Graves
  • Muse, Maxine Luck
  • Nasper, Louie Martin
  • Page, Delores Jeanette
  • Payne, Charles Henry
  • Peterson, Brian Lee
  • Petty, Archie Lee
  • Pinchback, Arthur, Jr.
  • Pinchback, John Douglas
  • Hairston, Ralph
  • Pinchback, Larry
  • Pinchback, Margaret Ann
  • Pinchback, Nannie Louise
  • Poteat, Harvey Lewis
  • Pounds, Barbara Ann
  • Powell, Rosetta
  • Price, Conrad
  • Price, Mary Laverne
  • Price, Paul
  • Pritchett, Luvinia
  • Redd, General
  • Reeves, Marcellous
  • Reid, Milton A.
  • Richardson, William Edward
  • Robertson, Delores Ellen
  • Robinson, Odaris
  • Rollins, Avon William
  • Saunders, Cordelia Ferguson
  • Saunders, Lonnie KcKinley
  • Scales, Blondine Odessa
  • Scales, Don Marie
  • Scales, Dorothy James
  • Scales, James Malcolm
  • Schroeter, Lorraine Coatland Bowe
  • Scott, Earnestine
  • Scott, Geraldine Lee
  • Scott, Sir Walter
  • Scott, William Howard
  • Slade, Azzarie Benson
  • Smith, Dorothy Lee
  • Smith, Ernest Howard
  • Smith, Harvey
  • Smith, Michael
  • Smith, Vernice
  • Still, Elizabeth Phillips
  • Strader, Alice Lee
  • Summers, Maggie
  • Sutherlin, William Thomas
  • Terry, Barbara Ann
  • Terry, Margaret R.
  • Terry, Shirley
  • Thomas, Marie
  • Thompson, Averett Wade
  • Thomas, Willie Ulysses
  • Thompson, William
  • Tredinnick, James Harry
  • Via, Dewey Wayne
  • Via, Edgar Lee
  • Via, Virginia Carol
  • Walter, Percy
  • Walter, Ralph Frank
  • Walton, Silvester, Jr.
  • Warner, Melvin
  • Watkins, George Albert
  • Wharton, Ronald Eugene
  • Whipple, James Edward
  • White, Mary Etta
  • Wiles, Peggy
  • Williams, Maggie Maxine
  • Williams, Percy Randolph
  • Williams, Undra Ann
  • Wilson, Andrew Louis
  • Wilson, Ann Gvonne
  • Wilson, Basse, Jr.
  • Wilson, Frederick Douglas
  • Wilson, Harry, Jr.
  • Wilson, Jacqueline Miller
  • Wilson, Larry James
  • Wilson, Margie Ann
  • Wilson, Melvin
  • Wilson, Rebecca Grasty
  • Womack, Eddie Mae
  • Womack, Estelle
  • Womack, Hester William
  • Womack, William Dexter
  • Wood, Virgil A.
  • Woods, Pasadena
  • York, L. Wilson
  • Zellner, John Robert
Series II: Howard Johnson Trespassing Case, 1963 Jan. 1
Misc. Reel: 2327

Includes transcript of testimony and a notice of appeal and assignment of errors relating to the trial of Julius E. Adams, Lawrence G. Campbell, Lendall W. Chase, Alexander I. Dunlap, and Arthur Pinchback, arrested for trespassing on January 1, 1963 at the Howard Johnson restaurant on Route 29 south of Danville.

  • Transcript of Testimony, Mar. 1963
  • Notice of Appeal and Assignment of Errors, May 1963
Series III: Correspondence Clerk, Danville Corporation Court, November - December 1963
Misc. Reel: 2327

Primarily consists of correspondence between the clerk of the Danville Corporation Court and defense attorney, Ruth L. Harvey, regarding notices of appeal and assignments of errors, and designation of parts of the record. The latter of which she requests the clerk to forward to the clerk of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Also, includes correspondence from the clerk of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals indicating receipt of specified materials, and a telegram from the Seattle, Washington branch of the NAACP requesting information on the arrest of Lawrence G. Campbell and Richard D. Goodwin.

  • Clerk, Danville Corporation Court, March 1964 - August 1967
  • Clerk, Danville Corporation Court, Seattle NAACP, August 1964
Series IV: Corporation Court Dockets
Misc. Reel: 2327

Includes the corporation court's dockets for the demonstration cases from June 1963-April 1967. Lists name of defendant, alleged offense, date of offense, date of trial and disposition of case.

  • Criminal Docket, June-September 1963
    Physical Location: See Oversized Material
  • June-July 1963
  • June-August 1963
  • November 1963
  • February 1967
  • April 1967
Series V: Court Orders
Misc. Reels: 2327-2328

Consists of continuances, court orders, judgments, and sentences, issued by the Danville Corporation Court from June 1963-February 1973. Judge Aiken, from June 1963-May 1967, ordered the arrest of demonstrators for violating his injunction and inciting the colored populace, the appearance of demonstrators before the court to answer these violations, the investigation of the juvenile defendants, the serving of jail time and payment of fines, the acquittals of defendants, the consolidation of cases, and the changes of venue. The court orders issued January-February 1973 involved the disqualifying and recusing of the Danville Corporation Judge Stuart L. Craig, the selection of Judge Phillips to replace Craig, the subpoenaing of defense witnesses, and the suspension of jail sentences for the remaining defendants. Also, includes judgements issued by Judge Ted Dalton of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in May 1967.

  • June 1963
  • July 1963
  • August 1963
  • September 1963
  • November 1963
  • January - February 1964
  • February - May 1967
  • January - February 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, May 1967
Series VI: Evidence
Misc. Reel: 2328

Includes the June 7, 1963 issue of the Danville Bee and a note from the paper's general manager indicating the writer and photographer of the June 10, 1963 article entitled. "Thirty Demonstrators Jailed." Also includes excerpts from the July 10, 1963 meeting of the Danville City Council during which it passed an ordinance governing parades, a photocopy of the temporary injunction and restraining order issued by Judge Aiken, and photographs. The photographs show the demonstrators on the steps of city hall, and the arrest of Rev. Lawrence G. Campbell and Thurman Echols.

  • Danville Bee
  • Danville City Council Meeting (excerpts from) - city ordinance governing parades, 1963 July 10
  • Motion, Affidavit, and Order for Temporary Injunction and Restraining Order, 1963 June 6
  • Photographs
Series VII: Notes
Misc. Reel: 2329

Includes pieces of papers and lists indicating court cases, dates and places of offenses, trial dates, disposition of cases, and sentences.

  • Court Cases, Dates and place of offenses, Trial dates
  • Sentences - Lawrence G. Campbell; Alexander I. Dunlap; Julius E. Adams; Arthur Pinchback, Jr.; Misc.
Series VIII: Petitions
Misc. Reel: 2328

Consists of the Petition for Removal filed with the clerk of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia on June 17, 1963 by defense lawyers Len W. Holt and William M. Kunstler. The petition tried to remove the demonstration cases to federal court.

  • Petition for Removal (filed for defendants), 1963 June 17
Series IX: Receipts
Misc. Reel: 2328

Includes receipts for bond refunds and payment of fines.

  • Bond Refunds
  • Court Costs - Violation State Code Sec. 18.1-14
  • Court Costs - Inducing Minors to commit a Misdemeanor
  • Court Costs - Resisting Arrest
  • Court Costs - Trespassing
  • Court Costs - Violation City Code 16-20 (Parading without a Permit)
  • Court Costs - Violation of City Code Sec. 63 - 7.1, January 1964
  • Court Costs - Miscellaneous
Series X: Special Grand Jury
Misc. Reel: 2328

Includes indictments and subpoenas from the Special Grand Jury responsible for indicting the demonstration leaders under "John Brown's Law." Contains names of the members of the grand jury.

  • Affidavit, Indictments, Motion, June 1963
  • Subpoenas, June-August 1963
Series XI: Transcripts
Misc. Reels: 2328-2329

Contains transcripts of testimony from: (1) Commonwealth of Virginia v. Lawrence G. Campbell, Alexander I. Dunlap, Arthur Pinchback, and Julius Adams, September 19, 1963; (2) Commonwealth of Virginia v. Lawrence G. Campbell and Alexander I. Dunlap, Violation of Sections 18.1-14 and 18.1-254, October 22, 1963; (3) Commonwealth of Virginia v. Avon Williams Rollins, August 6, 1963; (4) City of Danville v. Lawrence G. Campbell, et als, October 1963 (This transcript is incomplete and only includes volume II).

  • Commonwealth of Virginia v. Lawrence G. Campbell, A. I. Dunlap, Arthur Pinchback, and Julius Adams, September 1963
  • Commonwealth of Virginia v. Lawrence G. Campbell and A. I. Dunlap, October 1963
  • Commonwealth of Virginia v. Avon Williams Rollins, August 1963
  • City of Danville v. Lawrence G. Campbell, et als (Vol. II, p. 400-600), October 1963
  • City of Danville v. Lawrence G. Campbell, et als (Vol. II, p. 601-688), October 1963
Series XII: Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Misc. Reel: 2329

Consists of decisions handed down from October 1965-December 1972. Primarily includes writs of errors and supersedeases.

  • Decisions - Doyle J. Thomas, et al, October 1965
  • Decisions - Lillie Echols Hubbard, October 1965 - January 1967
  • Decisions, March - October 1967
  • Decisions, March - June 1968
  • Decisions, June - November 1970
  • Decisions, January 1971, December 1972
Series XIII: Dictabelts
CD Number: 38099-1 - 38099-39

Comprises soundrecordings from 130 dictabelts, which contain a full apprising of the Danville Civil Rights Demonstrations Corporation Court Cases. Includes witnesses' testimony, defense attorney's motions and arguments, Commonwealth and Danville City attorney's arguments, rulings and sentences of Judge Archibald M. Aiken, witness and recorder oaths, and the calling of the court docket. The court heard cases from 13 December to 23 December 1966 and from 7 February to 21 February and 6 April 1967. Also contained herein is the recording of the 9 February 1973 Corporation Court hearing concerning the defense motion to suspend the sentences for those defendants whose sentences had been upheld on appeal by the Supreme Court of Appeals. These dictabelts also included inserts containing written summaries of their audio contents and in most cases copies of the original court docket. A project was completed by Dictaphone Corporation to record and transfer the audio contents and the inserts of these dictabelts onto compact disc. Below is an inventory of the dictabelts.

  • CD Number 38099-1 and 38099-2
    Irvin Christopher Bethel, et. als., 13-14 December 1966 (Belts 1-15)
    Total time: 5 hours, 31 minutes, 58 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-001 13 December 1966
      Defendants roll call/ Attorneys' arguments in Judge's chambers in re: consolidating cases/ [27:14]
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-002 13 December 1966
      Attorneys' arguments in Judge's chambers in re: consolidating cases (continued)/ Reading of Judge's injunction issued 6 June 1963/ Defendants' pleas/ [27:56]
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-003 13 December 1966
      Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ [29:59]
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-004 13 December 1966
      Charles Wade Graff (police officer and photographer) testimony/ T. Neil Morris (police officer) testimony/ [29:59]
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-005 13 December 1966
      L. P. Rigney (police officer) testimony/ Curtis H. Royster (police officer) testimony/ W. L. Buettner (police officer) testimony/ Curtis H. Royster recall testimony/ Adjournment/ Reconvene/ T. C. Tatterhorn (police officer) testimony/ R. W. Brumfield (police officer) testimony/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-006 13 December 1966
      W. L. Sheffield (police officer) testimony/ C. L. Fuller (police officer) testimony/ R. A. Walker (police officer) testimony/ D. E. Nostrand (police officer) testimony/ B. C. Enyard (police officer) testimony/ John M. Bailey (police officer) testimony/ [27:01]
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-007 13 December 1966
      John M. Bailey testimony (continued)/ Unidentified (police officer) testimony/ T. W. Evans (police officer) testimony/ Sutaliff (police officer) testimony/ Unidentified (police officer) testimony/ L. P. Rigney (police officer) testimony/ [26:48]
    • CD Number 38099-1
      Recording file 2k204-008 13 December 1966
      Ernest Howard Smith (demonstrator) testimony/ Defense attorneys' motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Adjournment and weather report/ [25:33]
    • CD Number 38099-2
      Recording file 2k204-009 14 December 1966
      Convene and roll call/ Approach bench - discussion/ Charles Wade Graff (police officer and photographer) testimony/ Juby E. Towler (chief of police detectives) testimony/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-2
      Recording file 2k204-010 14 December 1966
      Juby E. Towler testimony (continued)/ City attorney argument against defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Defense attorney re-argues motion to strike evidence/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-2
      Recording file 2k204-011 14 December 1966
      Defense attorney re-argues motion to strike evidence (continued)/ Judge's ruling on motion (denied)/ Adjournment/ Reconvene/ Defense motion to remove some defendant's names from case docket/ [29:04]
    • CD Number 38099-2
      Recording file 2k204-012 14 December 1966
      Defense attorney motion to strike evidence and witness testimony (continued)/ Judge's ruling on motion (denied)/ James Edward Whipple (demonstrator) testimony/ [10:19]
    • CD Number 38099-2
      Recording file 2k204-013 14 December 1966
      James Edward Whipple testimony (continued)/ W. L. Buettner recall testimony/ Unidentified (police officer) recall testimony/ Prosecution rests/ Defense closing/ [28:41]
    • CD Number 38099-2
      Recording file 2k204-014 14 December 1966
      Defense closing (continued)/ Prosecution closing/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [29:53]
    • CD Number 38099-2
      Recording file 2k204-015 14 December 1966
      Attorneys' arguments in Judge's chambers in re: bond hearing for absentee defendants/ Adjournment/ [9:15]
  • CD Number 38099-3, 38099-4, 38099-4a
    Sylvester Burrell, et. als. 15 December 1966 (Belts 1-12)
    Total time: 5 hours, 19 minutes, 20 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-3
      Recording file 2k204-016 15 December 1966
      Convene/ Recorder sworn/ Defendants roll call/ Cases consolidated/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ [29:53]
    • CD Number 38099-3
      Recording file 2k204-017 15 December 1966
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ [30:01]
    • CD Number 38099-3
      Recording file 2k204-018 15 December 1966
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ Recess/ Reconvene/ Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ [29:28]
    • CD Number 38099-3
      Recording file 2k204-019 15 December 1966
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-3
      Recording file 2k204-020 15 December 1966
      T. Neil Morris (police officer) testimony/ Lunch recess/ Reconvene/ T. Neil Morris testimony (continued)/ Charles Wade Graff (police officer and photographer) testimony/ [29:59]
    • CD Number 38099-4
      Recording file 2k204-021 15 December 1966
      Charles Wade Graff testimony (continued)/ Attorneys' arguments in Judge's chambers in re: photographs and time of their development/ Charles Wade Graff testimony (continued)/ Juby E. Towler (chief of police detectives) testimony/ [29:44]
    • CD Number 38099-4
      Recording file 2k204-022 15 December 1966
      Juby E. Towler testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Re-re-direct/ Re-re-cross/ Ralph Wilkerson (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Charles Wade Graff recall testimony/ Recess/ Reconvene/ B. C. Elliott Jr. (police officer) testimony/ [29:37]
    • CD Number 38099-4
      Recording file 2k204-023 15 December 1966
      B. C. Elliott Jr. testimony (continued) testimony/ Prosecution and Defense rests/ Defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Judge's ruling on motion (denied)/ Defense motion to strike because arrest did not occur at time of violation/ Judge's ruling on motion (denied)/ Recess/ Reconvene/ Wade Thompson (demonstrator) testimony/ [29:34]
    • CD Number 38099-4
      Recording file 2k204-024 15 December 1966
      Wade Thompson testimony (continued)/ Harvey Smith (demonstrator) testimony/ Paul Price (demonstrator) testimony/ Stuart Walter Mayo (demonstrator) testimony/ [29:36]
    • CD Number 38099-4
      Recording file 2k204-025 15 December 1966
      Otha Frank Lumpkin (demonstrator) testimony/ Adjournment/ [11:17]
    • CD Number 38099-4a
      Recording file Track 1 16 December 1966
      Reconvene/ Defense renews motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Defense motion to dismiss against 5 defendants because prosecution has not proven a case/ Commonwealth argument against motion/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Prosecution opening argument/ Defense closing argument/ Judge questions Defense attorneys/ Prosecution closing argument/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [28:19]
    • CD Number 38099-4a
      Recording file Track 2 16 December 1966
      Judge's ruling and sentences (continued: unclear, distorted sound)/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [11:49]
  • CD Number 38099-5
    James Edward Whipple 16 December 1966 (Belt 1)
    Total time: 3 minutes, 43 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-5
      Recording file 2k204-026 16 December 1966
      Prosecution motion for a bench warrant to be issued for the arrest of James Edward Whipple on a charge of perjury/ Judge's ruling on motion (granted)/ [3:43]
  • CD Number 38099-6, 38099-7 and 38099-8
    Joseph Bowe, et. als. 16 and 19 December 1966 (Belts 1-10)
    Total time: 4 hours, 37 minutes, 52 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-6
      Recording file 2k204-072 16 December 1966
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Defendants roll call/ Defendants' pleas/ [27:22]
    • CD Number 38099-6
      Recording file 2k204-073 16 December 1966
      Walter Link (demonstrator) guilty plea/ Judge's sentence/ Adjournment/ Reconvene/ Stipulate injunction become part of the record/ Defendants' pleas/ T. Neil Morris (police officer) testimony/ [29:00]
    • CD Number 38099-6
      Recording file 2k204-074 16 December 1966
      T. Neil Morris testimony (continued)/ Charles Wade Graff (police officer and photographer) testimony/ B. C. Elliott Jr. (police officer) testimony/ William G. Doss (police officer) testimony/ [28:17]
    • CD Number 38099-7
      Recording file 2k204-075 16 December 1966
      William G. Doss testimony (continued)/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ [28:24]
    • CD Number 38099-7
      Recording file 2k204-076 16 December 1966
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ Recess and adjournment until Monday, 19 December/ [16:56]
    • CD Number 38099-8
      Recording file 2k204-027 19 December 1966
      Reconvene/ W. L. Sheffield (police officer) testimony/ [29:48]
    • CD Number 38099-8
      Recording file 2k204-028 19 December 1966
      P. L. Rowland (police officer) testimony/ T. C. Talley (police officer) testimony/ Recess/ Reconvene/ Eugene G. McCain recall testimony/ [29:37]
    • CD Number 38099-8
      Recording file 2k204-029 19 December 1966
      Eugene G. McCain recall testimony (continued)/ Prosecution rests/ City motion to dismiss cases against Joseph Bowe, Reverend Doyle J. Thomas, and Paul Wade Jr./ Judge grants and dismisses cases/ Defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Judge's ruling on motion (denied)/ B. C. Elliott recall testimony/ Recess/ Reconvene/ Percy Randolph Williams (demonstrator) testimony/ [29:26]
    • CD Number 38099-8
      Recording file 2k204-030 19 December 1966
      Percy Randolph Williams testimony (continued)/ Thomas F. Tucker (Danville Clerk of Court) testimony/ Defense rests/ Defense motion to show cause/ Defense motion to quash capias/ [29:30]
    • CD Number 38099-8
      Recording file 2k204-031 19 December 1966
      Defense motion to quash capias (continued)/ City argument and rebuttal against motion/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Defense renews motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Defense motions (various)/ Judge's ruling on motions (overruled)/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [29:30]
  • CD Number 38099-9
    Ruth L. Harvey 20 December 1966 (Belt 1)
    Total time: 2 minutes, 16 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-9
      Recording file 2k204-077 20 December 1966
      Ruth L. Harvey held in contempt of court for misleading court on location of Leonard Winston Holt (demonstrator/defendant)/ Judge fines Harvey $25/ [2:16]
  • CD Number 38099-10
    Everett Bruce Jr., et. als. 20 December 1966 (Belts 1-5)
    Total time: 1 hour, 55 minutes, 4 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-10
      Recording file 2k204-078 20 December 1966
      Convene/ Recorder sworn/ Docket set/ Reverend L. W. Chase statement (found guilty in absence on 19 December 1966)/ Judge's ruling and sentence for Chase/ Defense motion to suspend pending appeal/ Recess/ Reconvene/ [28:17]
    • CD Number 38099-10
      Recording file 2k204-079 20 December 1966
      /Defendants roll call/ Bonds forfeited for those defendants who are absent/ Leonard Winston Holt (demonstrator) case in absentia/ [28:00]
    • CD Number 38099-10
      Recording file 2k204-080 20 December 1966
      Hector Womack (bondsman for Leonard Winston Holt) testimony as to location of Holt/ Adjournment/ [11:31]
    • CD Number 38099-10
      Recording file 2k204-081 20 December 1966
      Leonard Winston Holt bond forfeited/ Judge's ruling and sentence of Holt/ Defense motion to suspend sentence pending appeal/ Recess/ Thomas Mabin (demonstrator) testimony/ Betty H. Dallas (juvenile probation officer) testimony/ Thomas Mabin case dismissed/ Judge's ruling and sentences remaining defendants/ [28:08]
    • CD Number 38099-10
      Recording file 2k204-082 20 December 1966
      Judge's ruling and sentences (continued)/ [19:07]
  • CD Number 38099-11
    Foss, Zelner and Donaldson (contempt cases for being absent) 23 December 1966 (Belts 1-3)
    Total time: 1 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-11
      Recording file 2k204-083 23 December 1966
      Recorder sworn/ Defendants roll call/ Witnesses sworn/ John Robert Zelner (demonstrator) testimony/ Defense argument/ [28:37]
    • CD Number 38099-11
      Recording file 2k204-084 23 December 1966
      Prosecution argument/ Judge's ruling and sentence/ Motion to suspend sentence pending appeal/ Daniel Aaron Foss (demonstrator) testimony/ Defense argument/ Judge's ruling and sentence/ [26:57]
    • CD Number 38099-11
      Recording file 2k204-085 23 December 1966
      Ivanhoe Gaylord Donaldson (demonstrator) testimony/ Defense argument/ Prosecution argument/ Judge's ruling and sentence/ Motion to suspend sentence pending appeal/ [17:41]
  • CD Number 38099-12
    Setting the court docket 7 February 1967 (Belts 1-5)
    Total time: 1 hour, 34 minutes, 51 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-12
      Recording file 2k204-086 7 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Defense and Prosecution argument and discussion in re: injunction/ 9 February 1967 Docket set and announced/ [26:23]
    • CD Number 38099-12
      Recording file 2k204-087 7 February 1967
      10 February 1967 docket set (24 demonstrators arrested behind Police Department on 11 July 1963)/ 10 February 1967 docket set (continued: 12 demonstrators arrested at Belk-Leggett Department Store on 11 July 1963)/ 10 February 1967 docket set (continued: 3 demonstrators arrested at Municipal Building on 11 July 1963)/ 13 February 1967 docket set (15 demonstrators arrested at Municipal Building on 11 July 1963)/ 13 February 1967 docket set (continued: demonstrators arrested at Patton and Union Streets on 12 July 1963)/ 14 February 1967 docket set (demonstrators arrested at Belk-Leggett Department Store on 12 July 1963)/ 14 February 1967 docket set (continued: demonstrators arrested at Patton and Union Streets on 12 July 1963)/ [27:09]
    • CD Number 38099-12
      Recording file 2k204-088 7 February 1967
      14 February 1967 docket set (continued: demonstrators arrested at Belk-Leggett Department Store and Raylass Department Store on 13 July 1963)/ 14 February 1967 docket set (continued: demonstrators arrested at Country Club Drive on 14 July 1963)/ 15 February 1967 docket set (demonstrators arrested at Main and Crawford Streets on 15 July 1963)/ 16 February 1967 docket set (81 demonstrators arrested at Main and Union Streets on 28 July 1963)/ 16 February 1967 docket set (continued: 4 demonstrators arrested at Main Street Bridge on 6 August 1963)/ 20 February 1967 docket set (9 demonstrators arrested at Union Street on 8 August 1963)/ 20 February 1967 docket set (continued: demonstrators arrested at Main and Union Streets on 27 August 1963)/ [27:36]
    • CD Number 38099-12
      Recording file 2k204-089 7 February 1967
      20 February 1967 docket set (continued: demonstrators arrested at Main and Union Streets on 29 August 1963)/ 14 February 1967 docket omissions added/ Adjournment until Thursday/ [9:40]
    • CD Number 38099-12
      Recording file 2k204-090 7 February 1967
      Discussion in Judge's chambers (unclear, difficult to hear)/ [4:01]
  • CD Number 38099-13 and 38099-14
    Clarence Lewis Bowe, et. als. 9 February 1967 (Belts 1-7)
    Total time: 2 hours, 43 minutes, 35 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-13
      Recording file 2k204-091 9 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Defendants roll call (3 defendants tried in absentia)/ Witnesses sworn/ Defense motion to quash capias/ Defense motion for bill of particulars/ Judge's ruling on motions (overruled)/ Commonwealth attorney notes exception to bill of particulars/ Norman H. Boswell (captain of police) testimony/ [25:32]
    • CD Number 38099-13
      Recording file 2k204-092 9 February 1967
      Norman H. Boswell testimony (continued)/ Judge questions witness/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Leon Townsend (Danville Register-Bee photographer) testimony/ Re-direct/ [24:59]
    • CD Number 38099-13
      Recording file 2k204-093 9 February 1967
      Leon Townsend testimony (continued)/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ B. C. Elliott Jr. (police officer) testimony/ [28:36]
    • CD Number 38099-13
      Recording file 2k204-094 9 February 1967
      B. C. Elliott Jr. testimony (continued)/ Recess/ Reconvene/ B. C. Elliott Jr. testimony (continued)/ William G. Doss (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ [29:24]
    • CD Number 38099-14
      Recording file 2k204-095 9 February 1967
      C. L. Fuller (police officer) testimony/ P. L. Rowland (police officer) testimony/ Ralph Wilkinson (police officer) testimony/ [26:38]
    • CD Number 38099-14
      Recording file 2k204-096 9 February 1967
      Ralph Wilkinson testimony (continued)/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motion/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Prosecution argument against motion/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Defense rests/ Closing arguments/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [28:11]
    • CD Number 38099-14
      Recording file 2k204-097 9 February 1967
      [No intelligible content] [0:13]
  • CD Number 38099-15, 38099-16 and 38099-17
    James Vondell Bruce, et. als. 10 and 15 February 1967 (Belts 1-8)
    Total time: 3 hours, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-15
      Recording file 2k204-098 10 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Docket called/ Witnesses sworn/ Defense motion to quash capias/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ [29:39]
    • CD Number 38099-15
      Recording file 2k204-099 10 February 1967
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ Judge questions witness/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ T. G. Faulkner (police officer) testimony/ E. L. Holley (police officer) testimony/ [26:23]
    • CD Number 38099-15
      Recording file 2k204-100 10 February 1967
      E. L. Holley testimony (continued)/ Recess/ Reconvene/ E. L. Holley testimony (continued)/ Norman H. Boswell (captain of police) testimony/ L. P. Rigney (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ C. B. Scearce (police officer) testimony/ [26:51]
    • CD Number 38099-16
      Recording file 2k204-101 10 February 1967
      C. B. Scearce testimony (continued)/ J. B. Martin Jr. (police officer) testimony/ W. L. Buettner (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ John M. Bailey (police officer) testimony/ Norman H. Boswell recall testimony/ [27:37]
    • CD Number 38099-16
      Recording file 2k204-102 10 February 1967
      Norman H. Boswell recall testimony (continued)/ H. R. Chaney (police officer) testimony/ J. C. Lewis (police officer) testimony/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Defense motions renewed/ Judge's ruling on renewed motions (overruled)/ Charles Wade Graff (police officer and photographer) testimony/ Juby E. Towler (captain of police) testimony/ Defense rests/ Prosecution waives opening remarks/ Defense closing argument/ [26:34]
    • CD Number 38099-16
      Recording file 2k204-103 10 February 1967
      Defense closing argument (continued)/ Prosecution closing remarks/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [19:45]
    • CD Number 38099-17
      Recording file 2k204-104 15 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Witnesses sworn/ T. G. Faulkner (police officer) testimony/ Defense motion in re: double jeopardy/ Judge's ruling on motion (denied)/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Re-re-direct/ James L. Miller (police officer) testimony/ [28:36]
    • CD Number 38099-17
      Recording file 2k204-105 15 February 1967
      James L. Miller testimony (continued)/ Walter Riddle testimony/ Prosecution rests/ Defense renews motion in re: double jeopardy/ Defense rests/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [10:35]
  • CD Number 38099-18
    William Burrell Canada, et. als. 13 February 1967 (Belts 1-3)
    Total time: 1 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-18
      Recording file 2k204-106 13 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Witnesses sworn/ Defense motions renewed/ Judge's ruling on motions (overruled)/ Lonnie Riddle (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ J. W. Martin (police officer) testimony/ [28:33]
    • CD Number 38099-18
      Recording file 2k204-107 13 February 1967
      J. W. Martin testimony (continued)/ L. P. Rigney (police officer) testimony/ W. L. Buettner (police officer) testimony/ C. B. Scearce (police officer) testimony/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motions renewed/ Prosecution arguments against defense motions/ [28:18]
    • CD Number 38099-18
      Recording file 2k204-108 13 February 1967
      Prosecution argument against defense motions (continued)/ Judge's ruling on motions (overruled)/ Defense rests/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [15:10]
  • CD Number 38099-19
    Herman Joseph Chappelle, et. als. 13 February 1967 (Belt 1)
    Total time: 11 minutes, 32 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-19
      Recording file 2k204-109 13 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Witnesses sworn/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ Nolle pros'd (all 10 defendants' cases dismissed)/ [11:32]
  • CD Number 38099-20
    Elnora Elizabeth Chase, et. als. 13 February 1967 (Belts 1-5)
    Total time: 1 hour, 51 minutes, 13 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-20
      Recording file 2k204-119 13 February 1967
      Nolle pros'd (continued: from previous trial of Herman Joseph Chappelle, et. als.)/ Recorder sworn/ Docket called/ Cases consolidated/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ Recess/ [24:30]
    • CD Number 38099-20
      Recording file 2k204-120 13 February 1967
      Reconvene/ Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ C. E. Earles (police officer) testimony/ T. C. Talley (police officer) testimony/ [26:46]
    • CD Number 38099-20
      Recording file 2k204-121 13 February 1967
      T. C. Talley testimony (continued)/ R. W. Brumfield (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Roy Larsen (police officer) testimony/ Curtis H. Royster (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ P. L. Barber (police officer) testimony/ E. L. Carter (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ [27:07]
    • CD Number 38099-20
      Recording file 2k204-122 13 February 1967
      D. L. Haley (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Recess/ Reconvene/ Defense rests/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [27:33]
    • CD Number 38099-20
      Recording file 2k204-123 13 February 1967
      Judge's ruling and sentences (continued)/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [5:14]
  • CD Number 38099-21 and 38099-22
    David Adams, et. als. 14 February 1967 (Belts 1-6)
    Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-21
      Recording file 2k204-110 13 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Defense motions/ P. L. Rowland (police officer) testimony/ C. L. Fuller (police officer) testimony/ [27:49]
    • CD Number 38099-21
      Recording file 2k204-111 14 February 1967
      C. L. Fuller testimony (continued)/ Jackson H. Brown (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Curtis H. Royster (police officer) testimony/ Thomas W. Evans (police officer) testimony/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony/ [29:59]
    • CD Number 38099-21
      Recording file 2k204-112 14 February 1967
      Defense motion to strike evidence and witness testimony (continued)/ Edgar Lee Via (demonstrator) testimony/ Ralph McDonald Hairston (demonstrator) testimony/ [29:20]
    • CD Number 38099-22
      Recording file 2k204-113 14 February 1967
      Ralph McDonald Hairston testimony (continued)/ [13:36]
    • CD Number 38099-22
      Recording file 2k204-114 14 February 1967
      Ralph McDonald Hairston testimony (continued)/ Defense rests/ James A. H. Ferguson (Danville City Attorney) testimony/ Re-direct/ Prosecution motion for a bench warrant to be issued for the arrest of Edgar Lee Via on a charge of perjury/ Prosecution and Defense rests/ Defense motion to dismiss/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [28:09]
    • CD Number 38099-22
      Recording file 2k204-115 14 February 1967
      Judge's ruling and sentences (continued)/ [2:09]
  • CD Number 38099-23
    Mabel Elizabeth Bethel, et. als. 14 February 1967 (Belts 1-2)
    Total time: 44 minutes, 54 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-23
      Recording file 2k204-116 14 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Defense motions/ Lonnie Riddle (police officer) testimony/ Defense motion in re: double jeopardy/ Lonnie Riddle testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Re-re-direct, etc. (5x)/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-23
      Recording file 2k204-117 14 February 1967
      Prosecution rests/ Defense closing argument/ Prosecution closing argument/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [14:54]
  • CD Number 38099-24
    Mary MacAglean Davis, et. als. 14 February 1967 (Belt 1)
    Total time: 23 minutes, 52 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-24
      Recording file 2k204-118 14 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Prosecution requests postponement/ Judge grants postponement/ Remaining cases consolidated/ Defense motions stipulated/ Lonnie Riddle (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Defense motions to strike evidence and witness testimony and in re: double jeopardy/ Defense rests/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ Recess/ [23:52]
  • CD Number 38099-25
    Gloria Jane Barton, et. als. 15 February 1967 (Belt 1)
    Total time: 50 minutes, 53 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-25
      Recording file 2k204-032 15 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Defense motions stipulated/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ G. W. Platt (general merchandise manager at Belk-Leggett Company) testimony/ L. P. Rigney (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ W. L. Buettner (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ [31:26]
    • CD Number 38099-25
      Recording file 2k204-033 15 February 1967
      L. A. Howerton (police officer) testimony/ H. R. Chaney (police officer) testimony/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motions renewed/ Defense rests/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [19:26]
  • CD Number 38099-26
    Evelyn Holt Beavers, et. als. 15 February 1967 (Belts 1-2)
    Total time: 41 minutes, 4 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-26
      Recording file 2k204-034 15 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Lonnie Riddle (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motions renewed/ Defense motion to dismiss/ [31:04]
    • CD Number 38099-26
      Recording file 2k204-035 15 February 1967
      Defense motion to dismiss (continued)/ Prosecution argument against motions/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [10:00]
  • CD Number 38099-27
    Maggie Lou Jennings, et. als. 15 February 1967 (Belts 1-2)
    Total time: 35 minutes, 29 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-27
      Recording file 2k204-036 15 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Norman H. Boswell (police officer) testimony/ Juby E. Towler (captain of police) testimony/ [31:19]
    • CD Number 38099-27
      Recording file 2k204-037 15 February 1967
      Prosecution rests/ Defense motions renewed/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [4:10]
  • CD Number 38099-28, 38099-29, 38099-30, 38099-31 and 38099-32
    Randy Adams, et. als. 16-20 February 1967 (Belts 1-19)
    Total time: 8 hours, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-28
      Recording file 2k204-038 16 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Announcement of Charles Luther Morgan (attorney from Lynchburg for the Defense)/ Cases consolidated/ Defense motions/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ [30:04]
    • CD Number 38099-28
      Recording file 2k204-039 16 February 1967
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ [29:40]
    • CD Number 38099-28
      Recording file 2k204-040 16 February 1967
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ [29:39]
    • CD Number 38099-28
      Recording file 2k204-041 16 February 1967
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ Recess for lunch/ Reconvene/ Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ [26:10]
    • CD Number 38099-29
      Recording file 2k204-042 16 February 1967
      Eugene G. McCain testimony (continued)/ Re-cross/ Re-re-direct, etc. (4x)/ Lonnie Riddle (police officer) testimony/ [29:16]
    • CD Number 38099-29
      Recording file 2k204-043 16 February 1967
      Lonnie Riddle testimony (continued)/ Thomas W. Evans (police officer) testimony/ [Recorder took belt off to check machine]/ [15:52]
    • CD Number 38099-29
      Recording file 2k204-044 16 February 1967
      Thomas W. Evans testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Recess/ Reconvene/ Willard Osborne (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Jackson Brown (police officer) testimony/ [29:04]
    • CD Number 38099-29
      Recording file 2k204-045 16 February 1967
      Jackson Brown testimony (continued)/ John W. Martin Jr. (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ T. Neal Morris (police officer) testimony/ [29:15]
    • CD Number 38099-29
      Recording file 2k204-046 16 February 1967
      T. Neal Morris testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Re-re-direct/ B. G. Buchanan (police officer) testimony/ Coley Boone (records officer, police officer and photographer) testimony/ Adjournment/ [22:57]
    • CD Number 38099-30
      Recording file 2k204-047 17 February 1967
      Reconvene/ Walter Brown (police officer and photographer) testimony/ Juby E. Towler (police captain) testimony/ [30:28]
    • CD Number 38099-30
      Recording file 2k204-048 17 February 1967
      Juby E. Towler testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ John M. Bailey (police officer) testimony/ C. W. Howerton (police officer) testimony/ Defense motions renewed/ Defense motions to strike evidence and witness testimony/ Prosecution argument against Defense motions/ Defense argument/ Judge's ruling on motions (overruled)/ Emmett Lee Banks (demonstrator from Chatham) testimony/ [29:33]
    • CD Number 38099-30
      Recording file 2k204-049 17 February 1967
      Emmett Lee Banks testimony (continued)/ Defense motion/ Clyde L. Banks (demonstrator) testimony/ [29:06]
    • CD Number 38099-30
      Recording file 2k204-050 17 February 1967
      Clyde L. Banks testimony (continued)/ Emmett Banks Case dismissed/ Recess/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ Re-direct/ Lonnie Riddle (police officer) recall testimony/ L. Wilson York (demonstrator) testimony/ [26:08]
    • CD Number 38099-31
      Recording file 2k204-051 17 February 1967
      L. Wilson York testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Othea Davis (demonstrator) testimony/ [29:26]
    • CD Number 38099-31
      Recording file 2k204-052 17 February 1967
      Othea Davis testimony (continued)/ Joseph Hatchett (demonstrator) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Reverend Lawrence Wendell Chase (pastor at High Street Baptist Church) testimony/ [29:09]
    • CD Number 38099-31
      Recording file 2k204-053 17 February 1967
      Reverend Lawrence Wendell Chase testimony (continued)/ Elaine Elizabeth Chase (demonstrator) Case dismissed/ Robert L. Trent (demonstrator) testimony/ Robert L. Trent Case dismissed/ Defense rests/ Defense motions/ Judge's ruling on motions (overruled)/ Prosecution waives opening argument/ Defense argument/ [28:53]
    • CD Number 38099-31
      Recording file 2k204-054 17 February 1967
      Defense argument (continued)/ Prosecution argument/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Adjournment until Monday/ [21:55]
    • CD Number 38099-32
      Recording file 2k204-055 20 February 1967
      Reconvened/ Docket called/ Judge's ruling and sentences (continued)/ [28:53]
    • CD Number 38099-32
      Recording file 2k204-056 20 February 1967
      Judge's ruling and sentences (continued)/ [6:13]
  • CD Number 38099-33
    Bruce Baines, et. als. 20 February 1967 (Belt 1)
    Total time: 1 minute, 11 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-33
      Recording file 2k204-057 20 February 1967
      Prosecution motion to Nolle Pros'd cases numbered 327-335/ Judge grants motion/ Adjournment/ [1:11]
  • CD Number 38099-34
    James Coleman, et. als. 20 February 1967 (Belts 1-3)
    Total time: 1 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-34
      Recording file 2k204-058 20 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Cases consolidated/ Defense motions/ Eugene G. McCain (chief of police) testimony/ C. W. Howerton (police officer) testimony/ [29:13]
    • CD Number 38099-34
      Recording file 2k204-059 20 February 1967
      C. W. Howerton testimony (continued)/ Re-direct/ Charles Wade Graff (police officer and photographer) testimony/ Coley Boone (records officer, police officer and photographer) testimony/ Defense motions/ Prosecution argument against motion/ Judge's ruling on motion (overruled)/ Defense rests/ Defense argument/ [29:15]
    • CD Number 38099-34
      Recording file 2k204-060 20 February 1967
      Defense argument (continued)/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [4:53]
  • CD Number 38099-35
    Sallie Mae Harper, et. als. 20 February 1967 (Belts 1-2)
    Total time: 49 minutes, 40 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-35
      Recording file 2k204-061 20 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Docket called/ Defense motions stipulated/ T. Neal Morris (police officer) testimony/ Norman H. Boswell (police officer) testimony/ Charles Wade Graff (police officer and photographer) testimony/ [28:24]
    • CD Number 38099-35
      Recording file 2k204-062 20 February 1967
      Charles Wade Graff testimony (continued)/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motions/ Recess/ Reconvene/ Defense argument/ Defense rests/ Defense argument/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ Defense motion to suspend sentences pending appeal/ [21:16]
  • CD Number 38099-36
    Julius Emanuel Adams, et. als. 21 February 1967 (Belts 1-2)
    Total time: 44 minutes, 47 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-36
      Recording file 2k204-063 21 February 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Defense motions/ Lonnie Riddle (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ L. P. Rigney (police officer) testimony/ Reverend Frances F. McFarland testimony/ Re-direct/ Evelyn Gray McGhee (demonstrator) testimony/ [29:14]
    • CD Number 38099-36
      Recording file 2k204-064 21 February 1967
      Mary Davis testimony (continued)/ Prosecution rests/ Defense motions/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [15:32]
  • CD Number 38099-37
    Barbara Caldwell, et. als. 6 April 1967 (Belts 1-3)
    Total time: 1 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-37
      Recording file 2k204-065 6 April 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Defense argument/ Prosecution argument/ Defense argument/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-37
      Recording file 2k204-066 6 April 1967
      Defense argument (continued)/ Prosecution argument/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-37
      Recording file 2k204-067 6 April 1967
      Judge's ruling and sentences (continued)/ [2:57]
  • CD Number 38099-38
    Connie Lavonne Chaney, et. als. 6 April 1967 (Belt 1)
    Total time: 5 minutes, 13 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-38
      Recording file 2k204-068 6 April 1967
      Judge's ruling and sentences (continued: from previous case)/ Prosecution motion to Nolle Pros'd cases numbered 354-363/ Judge grants motion/ [5:13]
  • CD Number 38099-39
    Lawrence George Campbell, A. I. Dunlap, Julius E. Adams, and Arthur Pinchback (suspension of sentence hearing) 9 February 1973 (Belts 1-3)
    Total time: 1 hour, 16 minutes, 38 seconds
    • CD Number 38099-39
      Recording file 2k204-069 6 April 1967
      Recorder sworn/ Defense motion/ Judge's ruling on motion (denied)/ T. Neal Morris (police officer) testimony/ Re-direct/ Re-cross/ Howard Lee (minister) testimony/ Everette L. Motley (Danville Public Schools) testimony/ Charles H. Harris (bank cashier) testimony/ [30:00]
    • CD Number 38099-39
      Recording file 2k204-070 6 April 1967
      Reverend Samuel Griffith testimony/ M. C. Martin (banker) testimony/ Wesley H. Motley Jr. testimony/ Roger Edwards testimony/ Julian R. Stinson testimony/ Doyle J. Thomas testimony/ Defense rests/ [34:26]
    • CD Number 38099-39
      Recording file 2k204-071 6 April 1967
      Defense argument/ Judge's ruling and sentences/ [12:12]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Adams, David
  • Adams, Julius E.
  • Adams, Randy
  • Avery, Annie Pearl
  • Baines, Bruce
  • Banks, Clyde L.
  • Barksdale, Ezell
  • Barton, Carolyn Sue
  • Barton, Georgia Jane
  • Beavers, Evelyn Holt
  • Beavers, Hattie M.
  • Bethel, Irvin Chris
  • Bethel, Mabel Elizabeth
  • Boone, Percy Bradford
  • Bowe, Clarence Lewis
  • Bradshaw, Lendbury
  • Brown, Harrison, Jr.
  • Brown, Luther Alfred
  • Bruce, Everett, Jr.
  • Bruce, James Vondell
  • Burrell, Sylvester
  • Cain, Rosa Marie
  • Caldwell, Owen Calvin, Jr.
  • Campbell, Lawrence G.
  • Canada William Burrell, Jr.
  • Canada, Herman
  • Cardwell, Barbara
  • Carter, Cynthia Ann
  • Carter, Hazel Phyllis
  • Chaney, Claudia Anne
  • Chaney, Connie Lavonne
  • Chappelle, Herman Joseph
  • Chase, Elnora Elizabeth
  • Chase, Lendall Warren
  • Chase, Patricia Glendora
  • Clark, Lelia Virginia
  • Cobb, James, Jr.
  • Coleman, Edith Mary
  • Coleman, James Edward
  • Coleman, John Roland
  • Coleman, Lawrence
  • Coleman, Margaret Lee
  • Coleman, Marion Johnson
  • Coleman, Silas
  • Cooke, Veronica Lane
  • Crews, Gilda Patricia
  • Crews, Mary Helen
  • Cunningham, John Thomas
  • Davis, David Lea
  • Davis, Elizabeth
  • Davis, Geneva Rogers
  • Davis, Harvey, Jr.
  • Davis, John Lewis
  • Davis, Lizzie Spivey
  • Davis, Mary McAglean
  • Davis, Othia
  • Dawson, Cynthia Anne
  • Denson, Nelly
  • Deshazo, Joyce Ann Lewis
  • Dixon, Betty Woods
  • Dixon, James, Jr.
  • Dodson, Ellis Newton
  • Donaldson, Ivanhoe Gaylord
  • Dunlap, Alexander I.
  • Echols, Charlies Henry
  • Echols, Thelma Farmer
  • Edwards, Claudia Jean
  • Elder, Audrey Jean
  • Ferguson, Bobby Lee
  • Ferguson, Ernest David
  • Ferguson, Mildred Luck
  • Ferrell, Lena Emmerson
  • Flemings, Mamie Lee
  • Foss, Daniel Aaron
  • Freeman, Ardelia
  • Gales, Dorothy
  • Gales, George Thomas
  • Gant, Frank Harrison
  • General, Samuel Lawrence
  • Giles, Gladys Virginia
  • Giles, Samuel Wash
  • Glass, Abraham
  • Glass, Archie
  • Glass, Joylette
  • Glass, Lorraine
  • Glass, Thomas Lee, Jr.
  • Goodwin, Richard Drummond
  • Graves, Carol Delores
  • Graves, Hubert
  • Graves, Mabel
  • Graves, Sylvester
  • Hairston, Annie Mae Lewis
  • Hairston, Charles, Jr.
  • Hairston, Ennis
  • Hairston, Geraldine
  • Hairston, Jesse
  • Hairston, Joseph Benjamin
  • Hairston, Leatrice Ann
  • Hairston, Penny Jean
  • Hairston, Ralph
  • Hall, Isiah
  • Hamlett, Jimmie
  • Hankins, Laverne
  • Harper, Gladys Marie
  • Harper, Sallie Mae
  • Harris, Gertie Williams
  • Harris, Ola Mae Cunningham
  • Harvest, Joe
  • Hatchett, Joseph Kenneth
  • Hemphill, Robert, Jr.
  • Hiett, Sallie N.
  • Hodnett, Cherly Elaine
  • Hoffman, Ronald Leon
  • Holland, Wilma Ann
  • Holloway, Brenda
  • Holloway, Ruby Spraggins Wyllie
  • Holt, Buford Glendale
  • Holt, Grover Cleveland
  • Holt, Leonard Winston
  • Holt, Thomas Cleveland
  • Howard, Violet
  • Hubbard, Lillie Echols
  • Hughes, James Bernard
  • Hughes, Roberta
  • Hughes, Shirley Junior
  • Ingram, William Haywood
  • Jefferies, Iradell Graves
  • Jennings, Maggie Lou
  • Johns, Patricia Ann
  • Johnson, Annie Mae
  • Jones, Hortense
  • Jones, Matthew A.
  • Karro, Anne Elliot
  • Kennedy, Penny
  • Kennedy, Sarah Mildred
  • Lancaster, Leslie Wisner
  • Lanier, Willie Terry
  • Lewis, Harry Michael
  • Lewis, Kenneth Lisberg
  • Lewis, Robert James
  • Lewis, Sylvia Ruth
  • Lindsey, Celester
  • Logan, Howard Lee
  • Logan, Orlando
  • Logan, Sally
  • Lumpkin, Dollie J.
  • Lumpkin, John Thomas
  • Lumpkin, Otha Frank
  • Lynn, Edna Rose Irby
  • Mabin, Margie
  • Mason, Charlie Henry
  • Mason, Melvin
  • Mason, Myrtle
  • McCain, Daniel
  • McGhee, Evelyn Gray
  • McGhee, George Washington
  • McGhee, Hildreth Glennell
  • McKissick, Lawrence Hance
  • Middlebrook, Harold
  • Mingo, Stuart
  • Moore, Dorothy
  • Moore, Julia Ferguson
  • Moore, Roneatha
  • Morrison, Adell
  • Morton, Marilyn
  • Morton, Robert Lee
  • Murrell, Melba Graves
  • Muse, Maxine Luck
  • Nasper, Louie Martin
  • Page, Delores Jeanette
  • Payne, Charles Henry
  • Peterson, Brian Lee
  • Petty, Archie Lee
  • Pinchback, Arthur, Jr.
  • Pinchback, John Douglas
  • Pinchback, Larry
  • Pinchback, Margaret Ann
  • Pinchback, Nannie Louise
  • Poteat, Harvey Lewis
  • Pounds, Barbara Ann
  • Powell, Rosetta
  • Price, Conrad
  • Price, Mary Laverne
  • Price, Paul
  • Pritchett, Luvinia
  • Redd, General
  • Reeves, Marcellous
  • Reid, Milton A.
  • Richardson, William Edward
  • Robertson, Delores Ellen
  • Robinson, Odaris
  • Rollins, Avon William
  • Saunders, Cordelia Ferguson
  • Saunders, Lonnie KcKinley
  • Scales, Blondine Odessa
  • Scales, Don Marie
  • Scales, Dorothy James
  • Scales, James Malcolm
  • Schroeter, Lorraine Coatland Bowe
  • Scott, Earnestine
  • Scott, Geraldine Lee
  • Scott, Sir Walter
  • Scott, William Howard
  • Slade, Azzarie Benson
  • Smith, Dorothy Lee
  • Smith, Ernest Howard
  • Smith, Harvey
  • Smith, Michael
  • Smith, Vernice
  • Still, Elizabeth Phillips
  • Strader, Alice Lee
  • Summers, Maggie
  • Sutherlin, William Thomas
  • Terry, Barbara Ann
  • Terry, Margaret R.
  • Terry, Shirley
  • Thomas, Marie
  • Thomas, Willie Ulysses
  • Thompson, Averett Wade
  • Thompson, William
  • Tredinnick, James Harry
  • Via, Dewey Wayne
  • Via, Edgar Lee
  • Via, Virginia Carol
  • Walter, Percy
  • Walter, Ralph Frank
  • Walton, Silvester, Jr.
  • Warner, Melvin
  • Watkins, George Albert
  • Wharton, Ronald Eugene
  • Whipple, James Edward
  • White, Mary Etta
  • Wiles, Peggy
  • Williams, Maggie Maxine
  • Williams, Percy Randolph
  • Williams, Undra Ann
  • Wilson, Andrew Louis
  • Wilson, Ann Gvonne
  • Wilson, Basse, Jr.
  • Wilson, Frederick Douglas
  • Wilson, Harry, Jr.
  • Wilson, Jacqueline Miller
  • Wilson, Larry James
  • Wilson, Margie Ann
  • Wilson, Melvin
  • Wilson, Rebecca Grasty
  • Womack, Eddie Mae
  • Womack, Estelle
  • Womack, Hester William
  • Womack, William Dexter
  • Wood, Virgil A.
  • Woods, Pasadena
  • York, L. Wilson
  • Zellner, John Robert